Stress#6 (yes we're back to that)
This is SO annoying because I'm a really good tenant - I'm clean and tidy (the landlord of the last flat I rented complimented me on how clean the place was when we left), I don't have wild parties where people puke on carpets, I don't play loud music, and above all else I respect other people's property. I can see why people are reluctant to rent me a flat for the two reasons I've quoted above, but how on earth am I supposed to convey all this to someone who's only interested in squeezing as much money as they can out of their tenants, and whose basic criteria are so totally NOT in my favour. I think I've contacted just about every letting agency in Edinburgh and they are all absolutely f**ing useless.
Added to this, a colleague of mine has a flat for rent. I know because I saw her advert. She and I had a conversation about renting just last week, and she advised me to get my skates on and get a flat sorted because they're all filling up due to the Festival ('ooh hey thanks for that, I HADN'T NOTICED!').
She mentioned that she and her husband own flats that they rent out, but that they have tenants for all of them. She knows I'm struggling to find somewhere, as she's heard me on the phone to various landlords/letting agencies. And she's not mentioned a word. I understand if she doesn't want me as a tenant, but does she honestly think I'm not going to come across her ad, when I'm checking every website I can find?